|吉凶 Auspicious and Inauspicious
Author: CEE2027 PM
A short poem written in classical Chinese, with an English translation. 这是很短的文言文的诗. 如果你会读文言文,请你给我批评.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 124 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 03-20-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3006862
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Omens are found by those who seek them
But the wisest know not the future
Heaven's will is masked and clouded
Give heed to the emperor! For he is heaven's son-
The English translation is not precisely accurate, but I feel it gives the poem more power. A more direct translation would be: Those who seek omens obtain them / Sages know not what is to come / The will of heaven is obscure / Follow the Son of Heaven – the emperor.
This was a side project that formed in my head while writing a fantasy story set in a fictionalized China.